• Built Environment

    Social Inclusion and Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilites

    On Wednesday, December 13th, the DIAUD Network the hosted another successful meeting to discuss final preparations for the upcoming World Urban Forum.  Network members highlighted the responsibilities of the GAP Persons with Disabilities Partner Constituent Group in hosting events at the Forum   The meeting also featured a presentation on inclusion of persons with disabilities by… Continue Reading »

    International Certification of Accessibility Consultants for the Built Environment launched by GAATES

    The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), recognized as an international leader in the field of accessibility, is pleased to announce its public launch of the International Certification of Accessibility Consultants – Built Environment (ICAC-BE) program. Significant time and contributions from recognized global industry leaders has resulted in the development of the first… Continue Reading »

    Young school students painted to create awareness about accessibility

    NEW DELHI: More than 1200 Students of different schools of Delhi participated together to paint on the theme of Accessibility to raise awareness for a cause which although of ‘Universal’ importance escapes the public consciousness. It is with this thought that the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities organized a Drawing and Painting Competition… Continue Reading »

    Ghanaians with Disabilities Assured of Accessibility to Courts

    GHANA: The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has assured persons with disabilities that all efforts are put in place under her leadership to ensure that  all the courts in the country are accessible to  them  to access justice. The Chief Justice gave the assurance when she paid a two-day working visit to the Upper East Region… Continue Reading »

    Fiji commits to improve accessibility of sidewalks

    FIJI: The Ministry of Local Government is serious about making footpaths in municipalities around the country accessible for persons with disabilities. Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Parveen Kumar said he had been advised by the Labasa/Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand that they were rebuilding the footpaths in Labasa Town. Mr Kumar… Continue Reading »

    Christchurch to be more accessible

    Christchurch organisations have made significant progress in advocating for those with disabilities by establishing the Accessibility Charter, National’s Disability Issues spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. “It is important that public buildings and outdoor spaces are genuinely barrier free to ensure to ensure accessibility for our disabled community,” Ms Wagner says. “The Accessibility Charter, established by the… Continue Reading »

    Polling stations lack accessibility for persons with disabilities in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: Out of the total 269 polling stations set up for the NA-4 by-polls, 95 per cent lack essential accessibility criteria for persons with disabilities, elders and sick people, an audit report revealed. The survey, conducted by sister foundation of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, the Pakistan Alliance for Inclusive Elections [PAIE], through… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities around B.C. to benefit from new accessibility programs

    Accessible, inclusive communities for people with disabilities are the main goals behind two provincially funded programs designed to improve universal access in British Columbia. Through $9 million in provincial funding, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched  two new programs to improve accessibility for British Columbians. “When we remove the physical barriers, we create communities… Continue Reading »

    Selhurst Park Accessibility Improvements for Fans with Disabilities

    Crystal Palace FC is committed to improving accessibility and facilities for fans with disabilities, and ensuring an exceptional matchday experience for all fans attending matches at Selhurst Park. Major works were completed throughout the 2017 summer following consultation with the club’s Disabled Supporters Association, the Premier League and independent experts. Improvements include: Wheelchair capacity has… Continue Reading »